LADY BRAVE SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION
“The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer.”
Winter might feel like its far away, but the off-season is the optimal time to make big improvements in skill development. Don't miss out on a great opportunity to grow your game and have fun on the court! Please consider joining us for camp this summer!
SPRING OPEN GYMS
Any girls, incoming 7-12, are invited to join us during our spring open gyms. Open gyms are FREE and simply an opportunity to get up some shots and/or participate in live play. There will be supervision by the coaching staff, but no instruction.
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*In the event of inclement weather, open gyms are often cancelled to make room for spring sports in the gym. It is advised that interested parties sign up for REMIND notifications to get the most current information.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ONE OF OUR 6TH GRADE AAU TEAMS FOR WINNING THE "CRASH THE BOARDS" TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP!
PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT (BACK ROW) - Coach Traci Montgomery, Hannah Erickson, Isabelle Patterson, Alison Turcke, Maizy Kluksdal, Delaney Williams, Assistant Coach Todd Williams (FRONT ROW) - Jaida Mortensen, Avery Patricco, Morgan Montgomery, Avery Morris, Marin Mackenzie (Not Pictured - Assistant Coach Lisa Mackenzie)
ATTENTION CURRENT 5TH-8TH GRADERS:
JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL SPRING JUNIOR HIGH CLINIC!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JV GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR THEIR BACK-TO-BACK DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP! CONGRATS ON THE 2ND TITLE AND YOUR UNDEFEATED SEASON!
PICTURED (LEFT TO RIGHT) - BACK ROW: HEAD COACH MISTY HANSEN, ELENA GUTIERREZ, ELLA NELSON, ASHLEY BANKS, EMILY DYER, KELLAN HAYES, ELLE DINGEL, BROOKLYN ARRIOLA, RYAN BRIGHT, BREANA HALLAM, SAVANNAH TIMMEL, ASSISTANT COACH HOPE GODDARD / FRONT ROW: DILLAN RHODES & EMILY CADWELL
11TH ANNUAL PINK ZONE GAME - JANUARY 12TH
THANKS FOR THE COVERAGE!
THANK YOU, SENIORS!
WEAR AN UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER & SUPPORT YOUR LADY BRAVES DECEMBER 22ND!
Please join us in our 1st Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater game on Saturday, December 22nd! Get into the holiday spirit and root your Lady Braves on to a victory over Mountain View! Tips are 3:00 / 4:30 / 6:00pm - BE THERE!
CONGRATS TO THE HILLSIDE 7/8 "A TEAM" FOR THEIR DECISIVE 50-33 VICTORY TO WIN THE CITY CHAMPIONSHIP!
Back row: Head Coach John Olson, Maddy Barrett, Chloe Hueth, Avery Howell, Keely Grant, Abby Burleson-Mitchell, Ella Auchampach / Front row: Adriana Curtis, Lauren Stopello, Bella Rausch, Allie Bruce, Mia Barron, Lydia Nance
THANKS FOR A GREAT 13TH ANNUAL PARENT-DAUGHTER CAMP
We had a BLAST with campers and parents on December 1st. Thank you to everyone who opted to spend their morning with the Lady Braves. Take a look at the fun we had!
THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM-WIDE RETREAT!
On November 3rd, we hosted our first-ever program-wide team building retreat. Using a rotating schedule, athletes from all three teams participated in a variety of sessions that challenged them to think about being a better teammate and a better person. We also enjoyed many fun activities like "Minute-to-Win-It" challenges and epic Nerf wars! Thank you to the entire coaching staff who pitched in to make a great event for all of our players!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018-2019 LADY BRAVES!
(Full team lists are on the above document / practice times & locations for 10/31 below)
VARSITY - 3:30-5:30PM @ BOISE HIGH
JV - 5:30-7:30PM @ BOISE HIGH
SOPHOMORE - 3:30-5:30 @ FORT BOISE COMMUNITY CENTER (700 Robbins Road)
Welcome to Lady Brave Basketball!
We are proud of our strong girls basketball tradition here at Boise High School. Our program goal is to positively influence the lives of our student-athletes by building character, teamwork, and leadership skills.
Our student-athletes excel both on the court and in the classroom. We also place emphasis on program-wide community service in addition to our annual PINK ZONE event which raises funds and awareness for breast cancer research.
On Valentine's Day, the Lady Braves met the Rigby Trojans (Idaho Falls) for a 3:00 pm game out at the Ford Idaho Center. Right away Boise came out strong, using their height inside to attack the Trojans, as Junior Peyton McFarland scored 8 of her team's 15 points in this opening quarter. The second quarter was a bit more sluggish, but the Braves entered half with a 22-15 advantage. In the third and fourth, Boise enjoyed an offensive explosion - scoring 18 points in each quarter and finishing with a 58-43 victory. Junior Allie Guerricabeitia led all scorers with 15 points and 4 assists. Junior Peyton McFarland added a double-double (12 points & 12 rebounds) and Sophomore Allison Ross contributed 11 points including a 9-10 effort from the charity stripe to seal the victory.
Next up for the Braves was a semi-final match-up with the Eagle Mustangs for a chance to play in the finals on Saturday night. This was the fourth meeting between these two SIC foes. Boise bested Eagle by 6 points in their first encounter, then Eagle won the next two by 5 and 2, respectively. The Braves were eager for another shot to even the score. Those who were in attendance were treated to an excellent game of basketball that included 13 lead changes and 10 ties. Boise held a slight 16-13 advantage at the end of the first, but both teams entered the locker room knotted at 30 at the half. Boise went up 1 point at the end of the third but was unable to convert on a couple key possessions down the stretch and had to resort to fouling to extend the game. The Mustangs went 14-20 from the line in the 4th quarter to seal a 61-55 Eagle victory. Sophomore Allison Ross paced the Braves with 13 points and 4 assists and showed considerable grit after coming back from a bad ankle sprain in the third. Junior Peyton McFarland added 10 points and 4 rebounds while Senior Claire Bonnet & Junior Madi Williams each contributed 9 points.
The semi-final loss relegated the Braves into the 3rd place game on Saturday morning and a rematch with the Timberline Wolves, a team they split with during the regular season. Both teams entered the game on fumes from the previous night, so this game would likely be more about stamina than skill. Boise opened with a 5-0 run and held an early 9-6 lead at the end of the first quarter before they hit a tremendous scoring drought, scoring a measly 3 points in the second quarter. As a result, Timberline held a 22-12 lead at half. Boise tried, many times, to rally in the second half but continued to be plagued by poor shooting and defense that seemed a step too slow. The result was a 29-45 loss to end their season. Boise shot just 20.8% from the field, an abysmal 6.2% from beyond the arc, and 61.5 % from the line. Junior Peyton McFarland led the Braves with another double-double (11 points & 10 boards) while Junior Allie Guerricabeitia and Senior Syd Davis were the next leading scorers with 6 points each. Boise finished the season 18-8 overall and will greatly miss their three graduating seniors (Syd Davis, Claire Bonnet, and Sarah Carrell) next year.
Though the team did not get the finish they wanted, there's much to be proud of from this season. The Braves finished 2nd in a tough SIC conference, placed 3rd in districts, and was a mere couple possessions away from playing for the state title. They were also honored with the Sportsmanship Award from the Idaho High School Activities Association. The award is presented to the school in each classification that exhibits the best all-around sportsmanship during the tournament displaying respectful and positive behaviors towards the Flag, the National Anthem, opponents, and officials. Congratulations, ladies, on a great season overall!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE VARSITY LADY BRAVES ON A STRONG SHOWING IN THE PORTLAND END OF THE TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT JUNE 15-17!
WE HAD A LOT OF FUN ON AND OFF THE COURT ... TAKE A LOOK!
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH THE VARSITY & JV1 TEAMS FOR WINNING THE TOP BRACKETS OF THE HAWK-DAWG TOURNAMENT JUNE 1-2!
Pictured above is the Varsity team (L to R): Claire Bonnet, B Hallam, Hope Shimatsu, Madi Williams, Allison Ross, Audrey Taylor, Syd Davis, Elle Dingel, Ava Oakland, Peyton McFarland, Asst. Coach Erinn Della, Asst. Coach Jake Miller, and Head Coach Kim Brydges
(Not pictured - Sarah Carrell & Allie Guerricabeitia)
Pictured above is the JV1 team (L to R): Head Coach Misty Hansen, Ryan Bright, Liz Duke-Moe, Dillan Rhodes, Emily Dyer, Ashley Banks, Kellan Hayes, Elena Gutierrez, Savannah Timmel, Ella Nelson, and Asst. Coach Ashley Holt
CONGRATULATIONS TO MISTY HANSEN FOR BEING RECOGNIZED AS THE JV COACH OF THE YEAR AT THE APRIL THIRD DISTRICT COACHES AWARD BANQUET
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 5TH, 6TH, AND 7TH GRADE VARSITY AAU TEAMS WHO ALL FINISHED 2ND IN THE AAU CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Pictured above is the 5th Grade Varsity AAU team with Head Coach Traci Montgomery (top left).
Pictured above is the 6th Grade Varsity AAU team with Head Coach Scott Baer (top right).
Pictured above is the 7th Grade Varsity AAU team with Head Coach Scott Mark Auchampach (top left).
CONGRATULATIONS TO COACH HANSEN, COACH MONTEITH, AND THE ENTIRE JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM FOR WINNING THE DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP!
The Braves defeated the Mountain View Mavericks 51-41 on Wednesday, January 31st, to claim the title. Way to go, Braves!
Pictured above (L to R): Head Coach Misty Hansen, Emily Dyer, Dillan Rhodes, Elle Dingel, Breana Hallam, Grace McConnell, Claire Cruz, Hope Shimatsu, Halle Schwarzhoff, Savannah Timmel, Yale Spoja, Emily Cadwell, and Assistant Coach Kasey Monteith
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THE 12TH ANNUAL
PARENT/DAUGHTER CLINIC ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH!
THANKS FOR THE VISIT, THE COACHING CLINIC, AND THE PERSONAL TOUR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, MANDY SIMPSON! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!
THANK YOU COACH HENRY & WHITTIER GIRLS BASKETBALL FOR ALLOWING US TO COME WORK ON BASKETBALL FUNDAMENTALS ON SEPTEMBER 26TH!
(Additional thanks to Coach Della, Claire Bonnet, Madi Williams,
Allie Guerricabeitia, Melissa Golo, and Sarah Carrell for sharing
their afternoon with these Future Braves!)
CONGRATULATIONS MANDY SIMPSON ON SIGNING YOUR LETTER OF INTENT!
WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALUM JACKIE LUNA-CASTRO (2011) FOR WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH HER PROFESSIONAL CLUB IN MEXICO! JACKIE NEXT WENT TO FINLAND AND IS NOW IN GREECE FOR ANOTHER PRO CONTRACT!
JANUARY 28, 2016
The Varsity Lady Braves finished out their season with a strong showing at the state tournament last weekend. After their exciting, come-from-behind win over Lewiston the previous weekend, the Braves earned the right to open the state tournament versus the top-ranked Eagle Mustangs. Boise was undaunted, and fearlessly competed in the opener at the Idaho Center. As a result, the Braves jumped out to an early 7-1 lead, utilizing strong fan support to help their momentum. The Mustangs, however, would close the gap to 7-6 before the end of the first quarter. In the second, Eagle found its rhythm, out-scoring the Braves 15-9 and entering half with a 5-point advantage. The third quarter was a see-saw battle with Eagle maintaining its led. Boise would continue to fight, and with a little under three minutes left in the 4th, they had the ball down only 3 points. Unfortunately, the Braves were unable to convert and opened the door for the Mustangs to close out the game at the free throw line. Boise dropped their opening round 37-46 to Eagle.
With the loss, the Braves were relegated to the consolation bracket and faced a feisty Bonneville team from Idaho Falls in a loser-out contest. Both teams had difficulty scoring early, and Boise held a slight 6-4 lead after the first quarter. In the second, Bonneville used some tenacious defense as well as a strong offensive rebounding attack to gain second-chance opportunities and a 15-12 halftime advantage. Boise rallied in the third and battled back - going up as much as 7 points before some costly turnovers allowed the Bees to even the score at 29. With one quarter remaining, the Braves continued to fight, but the veteran Bees team proved too much in the end. Boise dropped its final game of season, 40-47.
Though the Braves may have lost both games at the State Tournament, they competed well and made a strong showing overall. With such a young group, the Braves hope to return to state again next year and make an even larger impression. Congratulations go out to Sophomore Peyton McFarland for earning Second Team, All-SIC, and to both Junior Syd Davis and Sophomore Madi Williams who earned Honorable Mention, All-SIC. More kudos goes out to Freshman Allison Ross who was honored by IdahoSports.com as a Second Team All-State Tournament selection. Lastly - congratulations to Senior Melissa Golo who has been chosen to participate in the Senior All-Star game being held on Wednesday, March 7th at 6pm at Capital High School.
The Braves will celebrate the seasons of all three of their teams at their end-of-season banquet on Wednesday, March 14th. Great season, Braves!